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While trying to start my computer I hear 6 beeps and nothing on the monitor (no error message) and then my computer doesn't do anything. I am not sure what's wrong with my cpu; it was working fine until day-before-yesterday before I moved to a new place.

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Check whether the processor is well fixed. chech also the vga is shaking and finally reset the cmos

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Computer beeps


If you try to power on your computer and nothing happens but a bunch of beeps there is something you can do. The beeps actually mean something. To make sure you can hear the beeps check in the bios options. If there is an option for a silent boot you won't hear any beeps. If you hear one beep every time your computer starts then you don't have to worry about this.

If you want to check this setting refer to my other tip on how to enter bios and change boot settings.

If you try to boot your computer and nothing shows up on your monitor do these steps first.
1-Check all your cables in the back of the computer.
2-check your power source and power cord to the monitor
3-try another monitor if possible
4-If on a power bar try to turn off the power bar and reset the breaker

If you try to boot your computer and nothing happens and you hear beeps look at this website. The beeps you hear are actually telling you what is wrong. Look at the website by clocking on the link below and click on the computer beep codes link. If you want to scroll down past the link it will show you bios codes to enter the bios in your computer


http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm

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I am currently on my laptop because when I turn on my desktop, the monitor (ViewSonic VX2235wm) powers on with a message that says No Signal Digital and then turns off. Any suggestions?


hi; your monitor has no problem, its your cpu. Try to hook your monitor to your laptop,and change the display setting to your LCD monitor. If LCD has displaying no signal mean signal coming form the Video card of your CPU try to visualize if you hearing some beeps into from CPU, some motherboard has beep codes if there's an error or failure to your CPU, 1 beep means its good system test. if you don't hear any beeps, try to check first your Video Card marmeto12_21.jpg if you have Spare try to replace it, try to reset all the connectors even Memory card to its slot. reset means pull the connectors and place it back again, also check the power supply of cpu if still functioning good.but you can test it by multi volt meter. if nothing happens check your motherboard most common failure is bloating capacitor, and overheating chipset. thanks....................hope this helps...................

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The computer should beep ONCE when starting-up.
More than one BEEP implies either that the video-card is not responding, or that it is not fully "seated" in its slot.

Try a different video-card in your desktop.

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My Sony VGC-RB34G is suddenly showing nothing on monitor except a sign "Check Signal Cable". I have cleaned and put back RAM tight. The fan works, I hear beeps when computer starts but no pic. I...


The computer should beep ONCE when starting-up.
More than one BEEP implies either that the video-card is not responding, or that it is not fully "seated" in its slot, or that the video-cable is not tightly connected.

Try a different video-card in your desktop.

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On boot up I can hear the hard drive responding but I dont hear the computer posting and the screen is black.. no errors or anything. Any suggestions?


Reseat the memory and try it again. If it still doesn't work, what do you hear for the hard drive? Does it just whir to a full spin up, or does it chunk n klunk?

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I turn computer on blue light on computer tower comes on monitor power **** turns blue and the on screen message going into power save mode and then nothing change motherboard battery and took out graphic...


Short of it being something simple like your monitor cable is unplugged, the more likely problem is that there's a fault on your motherboard or graphics card.
You should have an internal speaker connected to your motherboard, it should be giving beeps depending on what the problem is. If everything is ok then there should be a single beep.
If you are not hearing anything try removing your RAM and boot up, you should get lots of loud beeps, if you hear nothing then it's likely your motherboard is faulty.

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My computer wont boot up the fan and light turn on for a second then goes right off....


With the little bit of information presented, it appears that this is possible a power supply problem. One thing you can try is to unplug the power adapter from the laptop, remove the battery, then plug the power adapter back into the laptop. Then try to turn it on. If everything comes up normally, then the problem points, potentially, to the battery.
Hope this helps!

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This sounds like a memory error, can you define the beeps. There is a thing called a "beep code" on all motherboards, the website for the motherboard defines what the beeps mean. For example: one long beep followed by two short beeps of continous spaced beeps without a break. chris http://www.motherboardsrus.net

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Hi yansky, When you turn the computer on do you see or hear any of the following: -Does the power LED turn on and if so for how long? -When you turn you power on listen closely for any sounds like hard drives or fans starting up. -Does anything show on your monitor, if yes what exactly? -When turned on do you hear any beeping sounds from the computer? If you do listen for the pattern of long and short beeps and let us know what they are. If you see absolutely nothing you should try testing the socket the computer is plugged into. Fuses blow, power strips die cords develop shorts so unplug the computer and plug in a lamp to verify you?re getting power. If that doesn?t turn up anything let us know the answers to the questions above plus any other observations and we?ll try to help.

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